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Skateboarding DVD Video Review:Villa Villa Cola's Getting Nowhere Faster

Villa Villa Cola's Getting Nowhere Faster - DVD Skateboarding Snowboarding skateboard snowboard DVD Video Review Four Star skateboard DVD review rating

Studio: Studio 411
Released: 2005
Rating: 4 Stars

Vanessa Torres, Patiane Frietas, Van Nguyen, Alex White, Kenna Gallagher, Cara Beth Burnside, Jen O'Brien, Nugget, Elizabeth Nitu, Lyn-z Adams Hawkins, Stephanie Thomas, Amy Caron, Monica Shaw, Elissa Steamer, Jessica Krause, Jaime Reyes, Jessie Van Roechoudt, Jordyn Erickson, Jayme Erickson, Amanda Kitt, Megan Black, Kristin Ebeling, Connie Hartsock, Esther Godoy, Mimi Koop.

A film about female skaters made by female skaters! Can there be such a thing? Ordinarily, you'd wonder, but the women of Villa Villa Cola (VVC) decided to push the limits and make the world realize that women do skate and more importantly, they can skate.

A brief history...
In 1996, at the age of twenty-one, twins Tiffany and Nicole Morgan started Villa Villa Cola (named after the children's book, Pippi Longstocking, about a girl who lived in a house called Villa Villekula). The idea of a company was born out of their love of skating, the lack of female friends to skate with, products that would promote female skateboarding and media representation of female skateboarders. It may have been a long journey, but they succeeded in getting girls noticed for their skating ability, not their looks. You won't find a betty in the bunch. In fact, you may be surprised to discover that female skaters get hassled by security and bleed when they slam just like anyone who skates.

But this isn't an article about girls who skate, it's a review of a flick that proves it. Getting Nowhere Faster features the VVC girls and their friends skating and performing corny skits. An option on this DVD is to watch only the skating or just the skits - whatever you're in the mood for. As skits go, there's definitely a female touch to them. They're creative, but the cowboy & the Barbie-doll fairy and the evil cupcake routines are somewhat different from Bam's CKY antics. It all depends on what you're into.

Of the more memorable skits is the VVC team attending the grand opening of a new skatepark that turns out to be haunted and is actually a mini-golf course not a sk8 park. A fairy comes along and slashes lipstick across their faces. Anyway...

This flick will dispel the notion that girls skate like girls. I skate, you skate and these chicks tear it up. There's even a slam reel that shows you these chicks can take a slam like the best of ‘em. They may not have the sheer power of their male counterparts, but these chicks easily blow away 95% of the guys you'll find at your local sk8 park. Most guys are big talkers, but these women walk the walk and do so from complete passion for skateboarding.

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